November 29, 2006

Sharia in the UK

Legal pluralism is all the rage in Europe and among American legal academics. The concept is that different laws should apply to different groups within the same country. This is why Canada allows some religious courts legal authority. The same applies to Britain. No joke.

The scary thing, is that it could happen here too. It's all the rage in law schools. And young lawyers today become tomorow's judges......

Dread Pundit Bluto has the details. But here's a teaser from The Telegraph:

Faizul Aqtab Siddiqi, a barrister and principal of Hijaz College Islamic University, near Nuneaton, Warwicks, said this type of court had advantages for Muslims. "It operates on a low budget, it operates on very small timescales and the process and the laws of evidence are far more lenient and it's less awesome an environment than the English courts," he said.

Mr Siddiqi predicted that there would be a formal network of Muslim courts within a decade.

Coming soon to the UK: rape victims being stoned to death, amputation for shoplifting, and the death sentence for blasphemers.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:31 AM | Comments |